Sharks hanging tough

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Biggest Climb: Nashville (22 to 14)Biggest Fall: Tampa Bay (19 to 30)

After three-plus years of compiling these weekly rankings, Scott Wraight is throwing the torch, be mine to hold it high. If you want to send me a comment, scroll to the bottom of this page for my Mailbag. I read 'em all and if you're halfway civil -- or at least clever in your insults -- I'll try to get back to you.

A friendly reminder: As they were with Mr. Wraight, these rankings are based mainly on quality of play (with an emphasis on recent games), overall record and my gut instinct. If we were to go strictly by record, these here rankings would be no different than the standings. Also: statistics and records are through Sunday's games.

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